Florida Pilot

A compendium of random thoughts from a former Washington Beltway insider who is now having a lot more fun flying small airplanes in Central Florida.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Kerry's free ride

Here it is election day and John Kerry has still not released his military service records.

George Bush long ago executed a Standard Form 180 releasing all of his military records. Not content with what those records revealed, the liberal mainstream media have continued to invest significant time and effort to uncover other documents which might conceivably exist. In the case of CBS, the network was so anxious to damage Bush by virtue of his military service that it accepted without question documents that were clearly forged.

When it comes to John Kerry, however, the media approach has been completely different. Since Kerry has used his brief military service as the cornerstone of his campaign to be president, one would think that the media would be motivated to collect and analyze all of his service records. In addition, groups such as the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth have raised questions about Kerry's service that might well be answered in the unreleased records. But instead of demanding release of Kerry's military records, the liberal media have done the best they can to ignore the issue. Instead of accepting (or even considering) the issues raised by the officers in Kerry's chain of command about Kerry's fitness for command, the media have blindly accepted the views of the few low-ranking sailors that accompany Kerry and seem to be working for his campaign.

Regardless of who wins the election, the outragous bias of the liberals in the mainstream media will long be remembered.


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